Symptomatic Hyponatremia in Patients Undergoing Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: A Report of Three Cases

Gluck, George S.; Lachiewicz, Paul F.
March 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 3, p634
Academic Journal
Case Study
This article presents case studies for three elderly women with osteoarthritis of the hip and the knee and with various medical history problems. Each woman was appropriately medicated for total hip and knee arthroplasty. The three patients experienced postoperative confusion that resulted from intravenous and oral narcotic analgesics and fat embolism syndrome. The article discusses the importance of being aware of and properly treating patients for hyponatremia complications.


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